Twenty years ago, one man's murderous rampage destroyed his own family . . . and devastated a community. Now the only survivorahis daughteratells her story at last. On April 14, 1989, for reasons still debated today, Mexican immigrant RamA³n Salcido went on a violent rampage in the idyllic Sonoma Valley wine country where he lived and worked. In the course of just two hours, he killed his wife, Angela, her two younger sisters, his mother-in-law, and the man with whom he suspected Angela was having an affair. He then slashed the throats of his three young daughtersafour-year-old Sophia, three-year-old Carmina, and twenty-two-month-old Teresaaleaving them for dead in the county dump. A little more than a day later, the bodies of his daughters were discovered. Miraculously, tiny Carmina was still alive and able to tell her rescuers, qMy daddy cut me.q In Not Lost Forever, Carmina Salcido explores the events surrounding these headline-making murders with extraordinary clarity and composure. Reaching back to understand the events that traumatized her in childhoodaand weaving them together with the recollections of detectives and witnessesashe reconstructs the story of her father's crimes, and their aftermath, in sobering detail. Yet Carmina's story doesn't end there. Those who remember her as the tiny victim of these murders will also be shocked by what followed: how she was adopted by a Catholic extremist family who tried to change her name and bury her past; how she tried to escape their sheltering influence by joining a Carmelite convent and then a ranch for troubled girls; and how the psychological trials she endured along the way nearly broke her spiritauntil, at last, she found peace by turning to the one relative still alive to share her grief: her grandfather. As a young woman, Carmina returned to California to share her experiences and discover the family that was brutally taken from her. The devout Catholic also returned to look into her father's eyes on death row and confront the man who took away her entire family. With clear-eyed candor, courage, and grace, this brave young woman takes readers along on her miraculous journey of survival, discovery, and hope.Reaching back to understand the events that traumatized her in childhoodaand weaving them together with the recollections of detectives and witnessesashe reconstructs the story of her fathera#39;s crimes, and their aftermath, in sobering ...
|Title||:||Not Lost Forever|
|Author||:||Carmina Salcido, Steve Jackson|
|Publisher||:||Harper Collins - 2009-10-06|